Megan’s Blogs

ZCBlog: Winds of Change

This blog is posted in: Blog, Climate Change, Megan's Blogs, Renewable Energy, Wind Power, ZCBlog, Zero Carbon Britain

  Electricity production from wind power in the UK has increased dramatically over the last few years, as this graph shows. Plotted using National Grid data, it shows the... Read More

ZCBlog: Catalysing the shift we need

This blog is posted in: Blog, Climate Change, Megan's Blogs, Policy and Politics, ZCBlog, Zero Carbon Britain

As we press ahead with our new Zero Carbon Britain research, we are all motivated by the clear evidence that our climate and energy challenges have not gone away,... Read More

CAT pioneers reunite for BBC Radio 4 broadcast as 40th anniversary approaches

This blog is posted in: Blog, CAT in the media, Front Page, Megan's Blogs, News and Press Releases, Podcasts, Sustainability

  Five early pioneers of the Centre for Alternative Technology were reunited on Sunday 28th April for BBC Radio 4’s The Reunion. Hosted by Sue MacGregor, The Reunion takes... Read More

Carbon Omissions: why we need to start talking about consumption

This blog is posted in: Blog, Climate Change, Community Energy, Green Living, Megan's Blogs, Policy and Politics, Sustainability, Uncategorized, Video

  Elena Blackmore, a Project Officer at the Public Interest Research Centre, writes about the Carbon Omissions event in London two weeks ago. If our carbon emissions are falling,... Read More

The Work that Reconnects: spiraling towards sustainability

This blog is posted in: Blog, Climate Change, Megan's Blogs, Sustainability, WISE

  What makes CAT special? CAT is so many things to so many people, but in the two months I’ve volunteered here every answer to this question seems to... Read More

Musings on CAT from a new volunteer

This blog is posted in: Blog, Green Living, Megan's Blogs, Roger, Sustainability, Volunteering

With short-term volunteers coming to CAT for a week this May, new long-term volunteer Riccardo shares his thoughts on path-making and idealism after his first week at CAT. Having... Read More

The top 5 renewable energy questions from the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show

This blog is posted in: Biomass, Blog, Community Energy, Front Page, Green Building, Green Living, Hydro Power, Megan's Blogs, Policy and Politics, Renewable Energy, Solar Power

If you went to the National Homebuilding and Renovating Show a week ago, you might have been inspired by the live demonstrations of thatching, or felt the sudden urge... Read More

ZCBlog: the Energiewende

This blog is posted in: Blog, Climate Change, Community Energy, Megan's Blogs, Podcasts, Policy and Politics, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Sustainability, Wind Power, ZCBlog, Zero Carbon Britain

As we write up the research for our third ZCB report on how Britain can decarbonise, it’s interesting to look around at what’s being suggested in other decarbonisation strategies.... Read More

A week at Ecobuild shows a strong CAT community

This blog is posted in: Blog, CAT in the media, Climate Change, Community Energy, Education, Graduate School, Green Building, Megan's Blogs, Renewable Energy, Students at CAT, Sustainability

In the face of huge numbers of exhibitors and talks competing for attention at this year’s Ecobuild, the event was a welcome reminder that CAT still offers something unique... Read More

ZCBlog: reflections on an Ecobuild seminar

This blog is posted in: Blog, Climate Change, Green Living, Megan's Blogs, Sustainability, ZCBlog, Zero Carbon Britain

If you attended Ecobuild last week (CAT’s review to follow), you know there were almost too many intriguing conferences and seminars to choose from. We didn’t manage to make... Read More

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